‘Shock and Awe’: Feds Admit They are Prosecuting Jan. 6 Capitol Protesters to Create Chilling Effect on 1st Amendment
Federal prosecutor Michael Sherwin appeared on CBS News’ 60 Minutes on Sunday where he admitted that he charged as many people as quickly as possible regardless of the evidence to put a chilling effect on the 1st Amendment rights of Trump supporters.
“After the 6th, we had an inauguration on the 20th. So I wanted to ensure, and our office wanted to ensure that there was shock and awe that we could charge as many people as possible before the 20th,” Sherwin told CBS News.
He added: “And it worked because we saw through media posts that people were afraid to come back to D.C. because they’re like, “If we go there, we’re gonna get charged.”’
Sherwin made it clear that the feds went after people who had gone viral regardless of whether they perpetrated any violence or committed any actual crime.
“So the first people we went after, I’m gonna call the internet stars, right? The low-hanging fruit. The ‘zip-tie guy,’ the ‘rebel flag guy,’ the ‘Camp Auschwitz guy.’ We wanted to take out those individuals that essentially were thumbing their noses at the public for what they did,” Sherwin said.
A clip from that interview can be seen here:
Big League Politics has reported on how the government is using the events of Jan. 6 as an excuse to crackdown on civil liberties and lock down the Capitol permanently with military personnel:
“A civilian association of National Guard service members is calling for the US Capitol deployment to end, months after the January presidential inauguration and the raucous protest at the Capitol over certification of the 2020 election. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin extended the Capitol deployment this week, overruling the Chief of the National Guard, who had determined that the presence of military forces at the Capitol was no longer necessary.
Guardsmen have been stationed at the Capitol under the grounds of alleged threats from domestic terrorists, with supporters of the deployment pointing to “Q” conspiracy theorists and other unnamed groups as imminent threats to Congress and the Capitol.
In a statement released Saturday, the chairman and the President of the National Guard Association(active and retired Guard generals, respectively), called for the government to end the Capitol deployment, handing off duties of securing the Capitol to Capitol police.
“National Guard soldiers and airmen here in Washington need to return home to their families, civilian employers and regular military obligations. They have completed their mission. They have made us all proud.
It’s time for local law enforcement to take it from here.“’
The Biden regime is ignoring foreign terrorists and illegals at the border while focusing their resources on persecuting Trump-supporting patriots. This is a sad state of affairs for the former land of the free.